Forest in the Trees

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Mon Sep 18 14:56:05 CDT 1995

The US National Research Council, a branch of the National Academy of
Sciences recently published:

   Finding the Forest in the Trees: The Challenge of Combining Diverse
   Environmental Data. (144 pp, paper, tel: 1-800-624-6242, or 202-334-
   3313, National Academy Press, $25.00, ISBN 0-309-05082-0).

The small book primarily deals with issues of standardization, integration
and access for global change and other long-term environmental data but
the discussion and 18 conclusions are relevant for biodiversity database
modeling, design and for biodiv data management.

See: for more info.

Dr. James H. Beach                                 Tel:   703 306-1470
Program Director                                   Fax:   703 306-0356
Database Activities, Room 615                   E-mail: jbeach at
Biological Instrumentation and Resources
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Arlington, VA 22230

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